Jolene Tomato is a determinate, hybrid variety that performs well in harsh, humid conditions. Large to extra large fruits with a deep red interior and exceptional flavor. The perfect canning tomato. Solanum lycopersicum. 75 days to maturity. Pelleted.
Be sure to check out our Tomato Growing Guide for tips & tricks on being successful in growing tomatoes at home.
Jolene Tomato is a new, hybrid variety that produces large to extra large tomatoes on vigorous, disease-resistance plants. This variety performs exceptionally well in hot and humid climates. Jolene produces determinate plants that will produce high-yields of tomatoes in a small window.
Jolene Tomato produces beautiful, high-quality fruits with smooth shoulders and a clean blossom end. The interior of the fruits is deep, dark red with excellent flavor. This is the perfect variety for canning whole tomatoes, tomato juice, sauces, salsas and more.
Tomatoes are in the nightshade family along with peppers and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Tomatoes do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable Seeds. They grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date.
If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting tomatoes, transplants may be "stepped-up" to 4" pots to allow more room to grow. Tomatoes can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.
Jolene Tomato Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: 2'
Row Spacing: 3-4'
Days to Maturity: 75
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt, Verticillium Wilt, Gray Leaf Spot, Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus